East African technology entrepreneurs to watch
Christine Ampaire, Uganda – Project Manager, Codesync
Kampala is a city plagued by fuel shortages and spiralling gasoline prices. Christine Ampaire decided to do something about it; she developed Mafuta Go, an app which helps users find the nearest gas station with the cheapest prices and tells them how to get there.
It was an instant hit, downloaded so many times until it crashed. Ampaire fixed the app which went on to win US$10,000 at the 2012 Pivot East mobile app competition. She now wants to develop an SMS based Mafuta Go for the thousands of motorcycle taxis riders in Kampala whose phones cannot access the internet.
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